I don’t own a GoPro camera, but I do like watching GoPro videos! In all seriousness, I don’t really have the traditional “extreme” need for one, and they just really started coming out when I was getting out of the Marine Corps – plus I never would have put one on my Kevlar (helmet to you civilians out there in SQ Nation), or even my chest rig. Regardless, the HD video footage really is awesome as you can tell from these kids who decide to plant their GoPro camera in between some local train tracks. What did they capture? Just a screaming freight train clocking in at over 75MPH.
Have you ever seen a volcano eruption live before? Yeah, didn’t think so. Eruptions aren’t really something you can plan on being there live for – although I’m pretty sure now scientists have a good idea one will happen soon once the thing starts rumbling – and those eruptions you’ve seen in the movies? Those don’t count. Well my SQ faithful, now’s your chance. This is actual footage from Mt Tavurvur erupting in Papua New Guinea back on August 29th, 2014, and it’s simply incredible. That’s probably as close as I’d want to be during a volcanic eruption!
How do you know it’s Shark Week? My Facebook and Twitter feeds are my yearly reminder, and I think that goes for most other people as well. While my chances for tuning in to Discovery Channel increase during Shark Week, it’s not a guarantee; I think the last time I actively searched out the Discovery Channel on a one-time basis for as part of a weekly routine was either for a war documentary or when Deadliest Catch first aired, but Shark Week? Eh, it’s cool, but not stop-what-I’m-watching-or-doing cool. If you’re with me on your shoulder-shrugging level of excitement for Shark Week, then you will particularly enjoy the above video from Vox that effectively debunks Shark Week, and how crazy it has become over the past few years. As always more after the jump!
Are you ready for some football? With August approaching in just over a week, the world is about to get another NFL season whether they like it or not. While I’m pumped for my Chicago Bear’s chances this season, it is just an awesome time of year when we’re able to wake up on Sunday and just watch football. So as we get ready for kickoff here in just over a month, we decided to whet our SQ footballer’s appetites with probably the best fake punt video you will ever see, courtesy of the Tennessee Titans. (It’s always a Jeff Fisher team, isn’t it?)
“Shut the FRONT door!” I don’t know what’s the best part about this already-viral video: the fact that at only 100 pounds and just five feet tall, former D-1 gymnast Kacy Catanzaro makes the American Ninja Warrior final obstacle course look like a joke, or that the two announcers may have stolen the show with their Dodgeball-esque comments and jokes. Regardless, if you haven’t seen this video, it is well worth the seven minute run time. More comments on just how freaking hard some of these obstacles that she demolished below!
Drunk food, at least at the moment when you and your friends stumble out of the eighth and final bar of the night, tastes like the best meal you’ve ever had in your life. When you go there two days later for lunch however – and you’re dead sober – you can’t believe you actually ate that junk as you spit it out and apologize to your coworkers. While I am American, I am only familiar with the usual choices we have after last call, like giant burritos, pizza, taco stands, and heck even late night bagels (thanks SIU!). That’s what makes the above Buzzfeed video so cool: it only shows you what the most popular drunk food dish is in each major country. Almost all of them I want to eat right now, but a few (looking at my hoser friends to the north in Canada) I would probably pass on. Enjoy the video, and as always more comments after the jump!